Thanks to the generosity of Kordestani Foundation and Goodarzi Foundation, Pars Equality Center (Pars) recently reviewed student applications and awarded the following scholarships:
Pars Youth Grant /The American Dream: Pars received 27 applications from low-income students graduating from high schools in California with specific plans to continue their education in a California college or university. After extensive review by the Scholarship Grant Committee, 5 qualified applicants were awarded the Pars Youth Grant scholarship totaling $38,000 toward their tuition. This is the ninth year of the Pars Youth Grant initiative, which has been made possible by the generous contribution of the Kordestani Foundation.
The Goodarzi Scholarship Grant: For the fourth consecutive year, Pars has been instrumental in assisting the Goodarzi Foundation provide financial assistance to students of Iranian descent who, within the last seven years, have migrated to the United States. Five students were selected among 23 applicants. On August 22, 2023, scholarship checks totaling $40,000 were awarded during an in-person ceremony.